Daniel A. Coffman, Ph.D.
Ph.D. in Psychology from Saybrook Graduate School (2001) in Humanistic & Transpersonal, Clinical Inquiry, and Health Studies;
M.A. in Interdisciplinary Consciousness Studies from John F. Kennedy University (1987) in Research Methods, Counseling Psychology, and Health Education;
B.Ph. from The Pennsylvania State University (1983) in Psychology & Philosophy (majors) and Mathematics & Physics (minors);
BCIA certified in Biofeedback and Applied Psychophysiology since 1987. BCIA-Senior Fellow status conferred in January 2004.
Dr. Coffman is a licensed psychologist in CA specializing in behavioral medicine. His research interests are focused on: outcome assessment of programs in personal development; the impact of coping skills training on health behaviors; the influence of personality style on learning; and psychospiritual development. His expertise is in research methods, philosophy of science, and applied psychophysiology. ""
Degrees, Discipline, Year, Institution
Ph.D., Psychology, 2001, Saybrook Graduate School.
M.A., Interdisciplinary Consciousness Studies, 1987, John F. Kennedy University.
B.Ph., Psychology & Philosophy (majors), Mathematics & Physics (minors), 1983, Pennsylvania State University.
Current Projects and Professional Activities
In addition to teaching, I am a licensed psychologist in private practice. I also work in a multidisciplinary pain medicine clinic in northern California, where my clinical focus is mind-body therapies, behavioral medicine, and applied psychophysiology for chronic pain patients. I've been BCIA certified since 1987.
Important Conference Presentations
Association for Transpersonal Psychology, Invited Professional Conference, Palo Alto, CA, February 2004.
"The Transformational Apperception Technique (TAT2) - A new tool for Existential-Humanistic and Transpersonal Research."
My research interests include: Outcome assessment of programs in personal development; Personality changes accompanying successful self-regulation training; The impact of coping skills training on health behaviors; Effective learning strategies - skill-development and cognitive modeling; The impact of personality and information processing styles on learning; The influence of comportment, competence, and flow experience on personal transformation.
My expertise in research methods encompasses quantitative and qualitative methods. I have an extensive research background in a variety of settings over the past 25 years, including university research, private consulting, and education. I am particularly interested in developing a person-centered research model using case-based approaches that respects the uniqueness, authenticity, and sacredness of human experience.
Expertise Working with Saybrook Students
As a graduate of Saybrook, I have found that I can be of assistance to students in managing courses, research, and essays toward completing their dissertation in an expedient and strategic way.
Research Expertise Rating Guide:
- studied in a class or have read intensively on my own
- special training in the form of a workshop or equivalent
- taught a class in, or supervised research using this method (research practicum, on a dissertation or master's committee
- used in research myself
- published or presented at conferences my research using this method
Methods Traditionally Considered As Quantitative (But Need Not Be)
|Randomized Controlled Clinical|
Methods That Could Use Quantitative Or Qualitative Methods
|Events paradigm (psychotherapy)|
|Case History Methods|
|Multiple Case Depth Research|
|Hermeneutic Single Case Efficacy Design|
Methods Primarily Associated With Qualitative Research (But May Also Use Quantitative)
Types of Analysis
|Simple Parametric Statistics (t-test, etc.)|
|Analysis of Variance (including MANOVA)|
|Analysis of Covariance|
|Regression (including multiple regression)|
|Discriminant Function Analysis|
|Structural Equation Modeling/Path Analysis|
|Meta-analysis and effect sizes|
|Time series analysis|